Daily Archives: August 6, 2019

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org AAAP Member Survey Summer 2019. There were 78 responses to the survey sent a month ago (out of 100 total members). The Board will be reviewing the results and using them in … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane As some of you who have Meetup accounts know, the AAAP also has one. At this site. I post notices about out observatory open houses and other salient information about our club. This is a great site … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair We have had a few non-hardware members coming to Outreach Events, and that is great. If you try it, come a bit early and try to engage attendees as they arrive to ask about their … Continue reading

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Minutes of the June 11, 2019 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary This season-end meet gathered at the N.J. State Museum’s Planetarium. Rex Parker, Director, brought the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M. The group thanked member Bill Murray for arranging and hosting the Planetarium show. The presentation … Continue reading

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Rockets and the Moon

by Gene Allen Thank you Ira! His contribution to Apollo memorabilia for the May meeting was a terrific Lego Saturn V rocket. Mine was ordered from Amazon that very night. It was kept boxed up as a secret until we … Continue reading

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Yeah, that’s just M13

by Gene Allen We show globular star cluster M13 a lot at the Observatory. AKA NGC 6205 and “the Great Hercules Cluster,” it’s just always up there. It’s viewable from April to November, our whole Public Night season. It’s one … Continue reading

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The Green Bank Radio Telescope

by Prasad Ganti I drove for seven hours to see a radio telescope. Green Bank is in West Virginia, passing through a forest to reach a middle of nowhere valley surrounded by mountains. This is also an isolated place in … Continue reading

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planetary nebulae

by Theodore R. Frimet binary, trinary, or a black hole In my day to day job, when not backfilling a brick and mortar store, I am on the road. And, yes, for me, driving from location to location is a … Continue reading

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